Digital Gas Monitoring with WEgrid Asset Protection

An eye on everything - for safety.

WEgrid Solutions is committed to the protection of people, machinery, and the environment in the power transmission industry. A significant step in this mission is digitalization. With the creation of WEgrid Asset Protection, we are now able to offer our customers an intelligent solution in the form of digital gas monitoring.

How does WEgrid Asset Protection work?

Behind our turnkey concept are four decades of experience in the SF gas industry and an expert team driven by innovation. We have created a system of online gas monitoring using advance sensors that constantly communicate with a data center, which analyzes the transmitted values to see whether the gas density is decreasing (indicating a leak) or the gas humidity is increasing. If the system detects an incident, the online monitoring system emits an alarm and, if you choose, sends a message to your mobile device.

In addition, this smart system learns how your plant operates. With the aid of specially developed algorithms, WEgrid Asset Protection detects exceptional deviations and calculates trends from data points. Such predictions allow you to act now rather than react later, an approach that maximizes safety and minimizes outages and downtime. Shortly after implementing this system, you facility will be able to transition from time-based or event-based maintenance to condition-based predictive maintenance.

Sensors for digital gas monitoring

To monitor the condition of SF6 gas, an array of digital sensors reliably and continuously measure the four most important parameters of SF6 gas and alternative gases:

  • Pressure
  • Temperature
  • Density
  • Moisture

With our extensive portfolio of adapters, these transmitters can be used almost anywhere. They are also suitable for retrofitting.

Data transfer and certified data warehouse

The values that these digital sensors measure are transmitted directly to your SCADA or ERP system, where they are processed. WEgrid Solutions offers the most flexibility with your choice of industrial transmission protocol, including IEC61850, IEC60870-5-104, Modbus TCP, and DNP3. An alternative is to encrypt and transmit the data – in accordance with industrial, regional, and global standards – to our certified data center, where they are securely stored.

Comprehensive customer support

At WIKA, we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service that begins at the initial point of contact and continues for as long as you own the product. As a reliable long-term partner, we work closely with you to plan, customize, install, and commission WEgrid Asset Protection. After it is up and running, our team makes you’re your team is fully trained on the system. Whenever you have questions or the equipment needs servicing, we are just an email or phone call away.

WEgrid Solutions is serious about the safety and security of your power transmission and distribution facility. For more information about WEgrid Asset Protection, contact us using the form below.

Turnkey solutions - suitable for your application

Whether a complete digital monitoring system - from sensor to cloud dashboard, or suitable system modules for local integration: WIKA plans, produces, delivers and installs the solution that is right for you. All our solutions are modular and customised for you.